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Tallahassee Airport Returns To Normal Following Cancellations

Kate Payne

Tallahassee’s airport is returning to normal after unseasonable snow grounded seven flights on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Frozen rain, ice and snow coated the Southeast Wednesday, with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee tallying 0.1 inches of snow, the first measurable snowfall in 28 years.

But despite a string of cancellations, the Tallahassee International Airport was ready for the winter weather according to Director David Pollard. He says airlines have de-icing equipment on hand. But ultimately the decision to ground planes is up to the carriers, not him.

“While we’re able to de-ice, it’s just not something that’s done too frequently out here. Again it’s up to those airlines. That’s a responsibility that rests with them to make sure their aircraft is de-iced. And the pilot in command of that aircraft is making that final determination,” Pollard said. 

As a Tallahassee native, Kate Payne grew up listening to WFSU. She loves being part of a station that had such an impact on her. Kate is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. With a background in documentary and narrative filmmaking, Kate has a broad range of multimedia experience. When she’s not working, you can find her rock climbing, cooking or hanging out with her cat.